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South Africa's anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Mandela to be laid to rest

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 5:31am
SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa's Soweto township on Saturday to bid farewell to anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in a funeral ceremony that united the nation as people from various political divides celebrated her life.

U.S., British, French air strikes target Syrian chemical capabilities

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:14am
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targeting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a poison gas attack.

Oscar-winning director Forman dies at 86

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 2:03am
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Milos Forman, the Czech-born movie director who found fame in Hollywood with the Oscar-winning classics "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died at the age of 86, Czech news agency CTK reported on Saturday.

Russia spied on Skripal and daughter for at least five years: UK

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 1:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's intelligence agencies spied on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years before they were attacked with a nerve agent in March, the national security adviser to Britain's prime minister said.

After chemical weapons attack, Trump quickly changed tune on Syria

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:03am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 10 days ago, U.S. President Donald Trump told national security aides that he wanted U.S. forces out of Syria in six months or so, adamant that it was time to bring them home after largely defeating Islamic State militants.

U.S., Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S., British and French forces hammered Syria with air strikes early Saturday Syria time in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers in Syria's civil war.

Latam summit overshadowed by Syria, trade and China

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:58pm
LIMA (Reuters) - Latin American leaders met in Peru on Friday at a regional summit that was overshadowed by Washington's decision to order military strikes on Syria, prompting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to abruptly leave the opening ceremony.

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:47pm
GAZA BORDER (Reuters) - A Palestinian was killed and more than 200 others wounded during clashes with Israeli troops as thousands gathered in protest along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said.

Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Department on media disclosure

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's inspector general released a report on Friday concluding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about a decision to break with the agency's standard policy and inform a journalist about a probe into the Clinton Foundation in 2016.

Republican-led House panel orders interviews with Pruitt aides at EPA

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican-led House of Representatives committee wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday to demand interviews with five top aides, including his security chief.

Trump's personal lawyer attacked by U.S. prosecutor over privacy claim

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:52pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Friday attacked a claim by President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen that many of the materials seized this week in FBI raids on Cohen's office and home as part of a criminal investigation should remain private.

EpiPen shortages seen in Canada, UK but U.S. supply intact

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mylan N.V.'s emergency allergy antidote EpiPen is in short supply in Canada and Britain, but remains available in the United States, the treatment's manufacturer said on Friday.

Wall Street falls as bank stocks, Syria conflict weigh

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial stocks led a drop on Wall Street on Friday as results from big banks failed to enthuse and fear of broader conflict in Syria further unnerved investors.

U.S. blames Syria government for gas attack, mulls aggressive strike

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to weigh a forceful military response.

With Russia on his mind, Trump looks for tougher approach on Syria: sources

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is pressing for a more aggressive U.S. strike against Syria than military chiefs have recommended as he adopts a tougher stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose support for Syria’s government has allowed it to crush opposition forces, U.S. officials said.

Prosecutor attacks Trump personal lawyer over seized files

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Friday attacked a claim by President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen that many of the materials seized this week in FBI raids on Cohen's office and home as part of a criminal investigation should remain private.

Wall Street dips as bank stocks, Syria nerves weigh

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial stocks led a drop on Wall Street on Friday as results from big banks failed to provide enthusiasm and fear of broader conflict in Syria further unnerved investors.

Trump, called an unethical liar in book, blasts ex-FBI chief as 'slime ball'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:03pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked James Comey as a "weak and untruthful slime ball" on Friday after the fired former FBI director castigated him as an unethical liar and likened him to a mob moss in a searing new memoir.

U.S says Syria government was behind chemical weapon attack

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:54pm
WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Trump pardons 'Scooter' Libby, former Iraq war-era Cheney aide

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned former George W. Bush administration official Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who years ago was convicted of lying in an investigation of the unmasking of a CIA agent, in a step that Democrats immediately criticized.

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